Housing market remains open for business despite second lockdown
There is confusion once again around rules for the impending Lockdown from November 5, and heightened anxiety amongst those in a housing chain, or about to move to a newly purchased or rented property.
VIDEO Punchline Talks - Friday Briefing
Join Punchline editor Mark Owen and our panel of experts for this week's Friday briefing on the biggest business stories from the last few days.
VIDEO Punchline Talks: Paul Soden
Paul Soden, owner of five pubs and restaurants in Gloucester, is this week's inhabitant of the Punchline Talks hot seat.
Weathering the economic storm to make your business recession proof - Ryan Hancock, Hazlewoods
Now we are through that initial lockdown and technically in a recession, businesses are starting to focus on the medium and longer term, there are key steps you can take to maintain a #BusinessForTomorrow
VIDEO Punchline Talks: Dr Diane Savory
The chair of Gloucestershire's local enterprise partnership GFirst LEP is the latest business leader in the Punchline Talks hot seat.
Retirement is like coming down a mountain and it needs a careful approach - Huw Jones of Proposito
We spend much of our working lives looking towards retirement as a goal. But actually, retirement is not the destination, it's only part of the journey.
Seize your opportunity to build back greener - Ryan Hancock of Hazlewoods
Despite the constant change around us, many organisations are trying to look forward.
Invest time to embrace technology and get so much more back - Nikki Cairns of Randall & Payne
Time is a precious commodity and technology is key to getting more of it.
Punchline Talks: Councillor Steve Jordan, leader of Cheltenham Borough Council
VIDEO: Councillor Steve Jordan talks to Mark Owen about his decision to step down as leader of Cheltenham Borough Council
Punchline Talks: Peter Cooke, chairman of Sanctus Group
VIDEO: Peter Cooke, chairman of Sanctus Group, talks to Mark Owen about the company's environmental work, training - and wine
Punchline Talks: Adam Henson, director of Cotswold Farm Park
VIDEO: Adam Henson, TV presenter and director of Cotswold Farm Park, talks to Mark Owen about the challenges facing farming during the pandemic and balancing two careers
Punchline Talks: Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity
VIDEO: In a far-ranging interview Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity and chairman of Forest Green Rovers, talks to Mark Owen
VIDEO: Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills
VIDEO: Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills at the Gloucestershire Jobs, Skills and Apprenticeships Lift Off at Kingsholm.
VIDEO: Test driving Peugeot's new e-208 electric car at Warner Cars, Gloucester
VIDEO: Test driving Peugeot's new e-208 electric car with Gary Williams from Warner Cars, Gloucester.
How bumpy is your financial ride? Money wheel will reveal all – Huw Jones of Proposito
The financial planning team at Cirencester-based Proposito have developed a money wheel to coincide with this week's national Financial Planning Week.
Move over furlough leave, make way for the Job Support Scheme - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners
The Chancellor has been under increasing pressure to put something in its place and yesterday the Job Support Scheme was announced.
Expression of wishes forms and why they matter - Huw Jones of Proposito Financial Planning
As financial planners, we specialise in supporting our clients with their retirement planning, and of course focussing on their pensions.
The Class ZA planning amendment that could benefit your business - Nathan McLoughlin
Nathan McLoughlin chartered town planner and owner of McLoughlin Planning Ltd introduces a recent change to planning policy that may prove useful to businesses across Gloucestershire.
Are you getting all the information you need from your accountant? Shaun Pegler of Randall & Payne
It is vital that business owners have the key information that they need to make sound business decisions.
How to increase the value of your commercial property - Ben Harrison of Mypower Ltd
Ben Harrison looks at how both landlords and owner occupiers can increase the value of their commercial property through adding sustainable features.
What areas could you improve in sales? Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group
How can we improve our business sales? From my experience, this is one of the most frequent questions we get asked.
Is your electricity provider offering you a 15 per cent ROI? Ben Harrison of Mypower Ltd
What do you get in return from your electricity supplier? Probably just electricity, perhaps gas? With solar PV you get more than just electricity.
Planning for the future - David Jones of Evans Jones
Few will deny that the planning system is an antiquated dinosaur, which needs to be more agile, more flexible and better resourced, in order to deliver the housing supply so desperately needed.
Why did we lose that deal? Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group
Why did we lose that deal? It's often a question asked and one that you antagonise over for some time wondering what you did wrong.
R&D tax credits - the best COVID-19 business support out there? James Geary of Randall & Payne
In these challenging times for businesses, the government's COVID-19 support measures have been a vital lifeline for so many.
The Green Issue: Electricity that doesn't cost the earth - Neil Stott of Mypower
Is solar PV the right energy solution for your business?
Business rates revaluation delayed until 2023 - Alastair Mylechreest of ASH and Co
The communities secretary has announced that the proposed business rates revaluation of 2021 is to be postponed until 2023 - but what does this mean for small businesses?
VIDEO: Jeremy Williamson - Regeneration in Gloucester and Cheltenham
VIDEO: Jeremy Williamson talks to Mark Owen as he retires as managing director of the Cheltenham Development Task Force.
VIDEO: Will Abbott of Randall & Payne on adapting through coronavirus
Will Abbott is a partner at Shurdington-based accountants Randall & Payne where he heads the business advisory team and is an award-winning business coach and Mindshop expert.
VIDEO: Ian Mean - A life in newspapers and business
From editor of the Citizen newspaper and Western Daily Press to Gloucestershire director of Business West, Ian Mean has been a fixture on the county business scene for the last 15 years.
VIDEO: First look at work on Gloucestershire police academy
Punchline editor Mark Owen joined Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl for a tour of Gloucestershire Constabulary's new £6.9million training centre in Berkeley as work began.
VIDEO: Inside the Sabrina Centre police academy
Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl gave Punchline editor Mark Owen a tour of The Sabrina Centre, Gloucestershire Constabulary's new £6.9million training facility at Berkeley.
VIDEO: The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester
The Very Reverend Stephen Lake has been Dean of Gloucester for nine years.
VIDEO: Tour of the Transit Shed at Bakers Quay
Demolition has continued around the former Transit Shed at Bakers Quay, the proposed home of a waterfront restaurant. Punchline editor Mark Owen had a look around.
Helping you to protect your future - Will Abbott, Randall & Payne
With an economic downturn ahead, we can expect to face even greater challenges in our businesses as they move from survival into a position to thrive.
What are the key aspects to measure in sales? - Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group
How do I measure success in sales? This is an interesting question that I have been asked many times in the past.
Rishi announces bounce back plan: Nick Haines of Hazlewoods
Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his summer statement today, announcing a package of measures all focused around 'a plan for jobs'.
Build, build, build - Radical reform or empty rhetoric? David Jones of Evans Jones
This week's rallying cry from Boris Johnson looks to the construction industry to drive our recovery out of the COVID-19 crisis.
Financial planners' booklet to help people put affairs in order - Huw Jones of Proposito
To help people plan for after their death, financial planners Proposito have created a handy booklet to enable vital information to be stored in one place.
Are all sales opportunities good business for you? - Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group
In a time when you may feel that you need turnover, I would suggest that you review potential sales that do not fit the normal profile of what you do. If this happens, what do you do?
How Hearing tests went bananas - Tom Parker of WorkScreen
Until coronavirus got on its plane from.... wherever, the expectations around ensuring staff are safe at work was pretty simple.
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